30 April 2015
From 6Nov 2014. 'I have often
wondered if teachers all knew their nicknames'...... Me too Bill! With
no intention of offending present and past staff members, here's who
I remember as a student, having nicknames , the good, the bad and the
ugly: Our illustrious Mr 'Hairy' Hern of course, Mr Treherne (Tripod)....(no
idea), Mr Wormesley (Bully Beef, on account of his amazing ability to
squeeze the living daylights out of a Bullworker and hold it in without
so much of a twitch in the eye). Mr Broadbent (Sabs). This was because
rumour had it that he would admonish errant yoofs by pulling upwards
on a fellows sideburn...ouch! Mr Williams (Walrus. Presumably he held
a resemblance...), Mr Marsden (Ratty, see previous comment), Mr Ramsdale
(Ka'bre. Im not going to elaborate on this one. Halitosis). Sandra Marr,
(I remember her tag of Ma Marr being changed to Ba Baa on the return
bus from an orienteering episode. She was present at the time and laughed
as much as we did. Love
ly lady.) Our history teacher, his name escapes me but he was known
to all as Shakespeare, spitting image. There was Mr Thompson, Tommo
of course, he seemed like 'one of the lads' hence the familiarity of
the name. Mr Clarke was Leprechaun. (Red hair, red beard no 'tache,
4ft nothing in his socks. Never wore green but that didnt matter. Drove
an orange MGBGT). Mr Worrell, Yak,(German pronounciation of Jack?).
Mr Hughes, Taff. This guy taught music and RE. Not one of us in class
could be bothered with RE so he asked us for suggestions on what we
wanted to know, things like, whats this income tax and why do we have
to pay it?, how to get a mortgage, how to sign on, why do you need insurance?,
the dangers of drugs and alcohol etc. Real stuff for the day. Good man.
Our Matron, Ms Shidloff or 'shi**ers' for short. (D's are T's). Mr Chater,
(Active Crater), so called after he went beresk at Paddy Hopkins one
afternoon and someone remembered the play with the name in it, or Spoofer.
Can't think of any more just yet, how about you?
Nigel Hoar (S71-74)
teachers nicknames for us was......